New York’s “La Scuola d’Italia” g. A large group of Marconi elementary school children – a private school taught in both Italian and English – participated in the first edition of the Easter Action Party, a party formed by the Connie-Italian National Olympic Committee in the United States as part of its multi-year project. ” Sports culture. “
The event, aimed at Italian and Italian-American students in elementary school and organized in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture-NY and La Scuola d’Italia, aims to pass the spirit and build emotion of the dignified Street Game. The values of physical activity, healthy nutrition, solidarity socialization and the Olympic movement through sports. The event was held for the first time at the headquarters of the Italian Cultural Institute-NY and was held under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in New York.
Professor Fabio Finotti, director of the Italian Cultural Institute, gave a warm welcome to the young students, along with their parents, who enthusiastically embraced the idea of hosting games and who actively contributed to its staff. . The event was welcomed by the Consul General of Italy in New York, Minister Fabrizio de Michel, who came with his greetings and encouragement and presented some prizes.
The boys alternate between the five positions with an emotional Olympic consciousness: skittle, hooping, hula hoop, golf putty and shot. The winners of the competition were given basketball balls, while all participants received a diploma and a backpack, the ball and backpacks received thanks to the Italian company Givona. The winners of each discipline were awarded and also those who scored the highest number of points were Beatrice de Romanis, 7-9 years category and Samuel Lagana, 10-11 years category.
“Young people are our priority – says Miko Delianova Licastro, US Connie Representative and Event Engine – my job is to organize initiatives that promote a healthier lifestyle for our family members of all ages in the United States.” In partnership we have done this during past events of the Italian Community National Sports Day abroad. I think street games were the only vehicle for carefree fun and healthy socialization, for thousands of Italian immigrant children There was no space. We plan to organize these street games “on the street” in the near future. Stay tuned! “
Surprisingly, a delegation of IBBL (Italian Brand Basketball League) led by its president Simon Barzotto to launch a basketball tournament in New York for companies, Italian and Italian American associations and public organizations that will be played on some playgrounds in the summer. City. IBBL members, including Dennis Marconato (former Azure, silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics), along with their parents, have become supporters of all children in the competition. The competitive commitment shown by the young athletes is remarkable, with the Italian company Fratelli Beretta waiting for the results of the race to refresh themselves with snacks.
Stefania Stipo, co-deputy pro-temp director of La Scuola d’Italia, and Miko Delianova Licastro, young athlete, judge of the competition (La Scuola’s five high school students) sponsor and co-organizer, closed the games by thanking the VIP guests. , Featuring all journalists and trustees of Coni USA Paolo Tartamella. Essential contributions from Malina Mannarino (Assistant Professor of Professor Finotti at IIC) and Mothers / Volunteers.